Need a pet in the house, but you're not allowed to buy a cat or dog? Why not look into a dwarf hamster? They are small and easy to take care of. Unless you get them a huge cage they will not take up much room either.
Breeders normally register their dwarf hamsters into shows, so these will be high quality, and in the best of health. Plus the temperament of these furry little creatures will be good. That's what they are made to be.
The good thing about looking for a breeder is these creatures are bred to be very healthy, and have a great temperament. After all, the breeder is showcasing the hamsters competitions, so they need to be top of the line. You know like the dogs in dog shows.
Breeders usually enter their hamsters into shows, this means they will take special steps in assuring the health of the baby dwarf hamsters. Plus in most cases a breeder will take much better care of the animal than pet stores.
Look for someone who needs to sell a beloved pet even. These people will have taken great care of their little pet, and you will be able to get some goodies to go along with it like cages, wheels, etc. In turn, you'll save some money by not purchasing dwarf hamster gear from the pet store.
There is another option you can look into; it's called a pet rescue facility. These are where pets are taken from homes, either they have been abandoned or given away. Some of these will be in bad shape when they first get them. But the hamster you get will be completely checked out as far as health and all that.
Source by Chris L. Copeland